Program outline

The program is aimed at representatives from local and regional policymakers, scientists, the private sector and civil society, as well as policymakers from national Member States and the EU Commission. The workshop will be a mixture of plenary sessions and breakout sessions. It will overview the Urban Agenda, Nature Based solutions and Urban Green Infrastructure and how they may interact. It will go deeper into the findings of the MAES urban pilot which points out data and indicators that can be used to develop GI policy in cities. The pilot aims at providing guidance and examples on how to translate concepts for the enhanced delivery of multiple ecosystem services into concrete action. It will show the potential of using spatially explicit data for policymaking. We will share and discuss experiences and lessons learned, and discuss the needs for further developments. There will be opportunity to present showcases. From the discussions, key messages will be derived that can form a basis for dialogue with policymakers on needs regarding local, national and European policy as well as on scientific knowledge and skills. The discussions may lead to a better understanding of the importance of spatially explicit data-use for local policymaking and the need to further cooperate on this. It is the aim to involve local authorities, national authorities, science, business, and civil society from different backgrounds, sectors and Member States, as well as policymakers from Member States and the European Commission.

Participation is on invitation and is free of charge.